Alternative Ascot 2012


Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 12:00 to 19:00


Blackburne House
Blackburne Place
Liverpool, Merseyside
L8 7PE



The alternative Ascot is the perfect way to escape for the day, get dressed up, wear a hat, make new friends and let your hair down.

Whether you book as a group or buy tickets for you and a friend we guarantee you will have a wonderful time in great company.

Live racing will be relayed from Ascot and there will be lottery tickets on sale for each race with the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.

Afternoon tea will be served and then the partying really starts with live entertainment.

Paula Gamester, founder of the event says: "Twenty five years ago I was heading off to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot with a group of friends when, sadly, we missed the train.

Determined to have a good time anyway, I invited everyone back to my home where we set out a picnic in the garden , brought out a television, popped the champagne corks and watched the racing in style!

We ran our own book and gave the proceeds to charity. Since then, the Alternative Ascot has outgrown my garden and has raised thousands of pounds for local causes amd has featured on both BBC and ITV."

Blackburne House is a unique education centre in Merseyside, which over the past 30 years has pioneered training, primarily for women, in non traditional areas of work including ICT, Senior Management and Construction.

Blackburne House has successfully established a number of highly acclaimed and flourishing social enterprises which continue to support our educational aims and provide tangible examples of how new markets can be used to serve local communities.

We've decided to dedicate money raised at this year's event to Blackburne House Charity support.


Running Order

12.00pm Arrival Drinks & Reception

12.35pm Lunch

2.30pm And They're Off! Live Racing Relayed From Ascot

4.30pm Afternoon Tea, Dave Ashley is Frank Sinatra

5.30pm Robbie Williams Tribute

6.30pm Dave Ashley Sings a Medley of Buble Songs

7.00pm Close

Date: Thursday 21st June, 12am-7pm

Location: Blackburne House

Tickets: £30/ £300 for a table of 10

To book, please contact Natalie Khudenko on 0151 709 4356 or email

Dress Code: Ladies - Hats optional     Gentleman - Lounge Suits



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